I had a few questions on my postcards from the last post wanting to know a few tips to help make the process easier etc. Well , this is what has helped me ,for example, in a postcard such as the selvage card instead of using a background fabric to sew these strips to I used a piece of iron on interfacing and sewed them to the non fusible side . Now your front is ready so lets concentrate on the backing , take your unbleached cotton and iron the timetex or similar product to that , I have tried several different types some stiffer than others and have even just used a couple of layers of interfacing so that part is up to you but personally I like them to have a little stiffness as it gives much better body . Once your back is ready simply iron the backing to the front then do either a satin stitch or a decorative stitch on your machine all the way around the outside edge of the card and you have finished !!! Now to back up a little , if you are using a solid front with some applique applied then you would iron on some lite heat and bond to the back then I just sewed through the paper backing and once the applique was done I removed the paper and ironed on to the backing as above , clear as mud huh :-) Seriously if you have any questions or perhaps suggestions I'd love to hear them. I did a tutorial on how I make postcards , in particular landscape postcards sometime ago which you can check out here http://sheilasquiltworld.blogspot.com/2011/08/postcard-tutorial-and-swap-sign-up.html The same principles apply to any postcard and I would like to say this is just my way of making cards I am sure there are many others, possibly better ways of doing it .
Here are two cards I made today .
I have also been working on a small project which I will just give a sneak peak as I am not quite finished plus it is a gift. I know I said I was going to work on my SAHRR which I did but then needed a little break , my brain was starting to hurt ;-) So these pretty spring like colors calmed me right down .